Tagged: Oval Office

Election 1960

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night In America

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2016 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout the...

Nixon and Watergate

August 18, 1973 – “I Had No Prior Knowledge Of The Watergate Break-in”

August 18, 1973 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 18, 1973 – The end of a hair-raising week worth of Watergate and the end of an excursion into Cambodia. On August 14th, the bombing campaign of Cambodia by American Air Force bombers...

President Reagan

April 28, 1981 – A President Returns To Capitol Hill

  April 28, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 28th in 1981 had much to do with the return of President Reagan to the Oval Office and preparations for his address, later on that evening to a joint session of...

The Circus Comes To Town – Clinton Impeachment Trial Begins – January 14, 1999

The Circus Comes To Town – Clinton Impeachment Trial Begins – January 14, 1999

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – January 14, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This January 14th in 1999 marked the first time in 131 years, Senators gathered to listen to arguments over whether or not to impeach President...

I Have Never Been A Quitter . . . . . – Nixon Resigns – August 8, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News of the Day – August 8, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Forty-two years ago today, the Great National Nightmare, as Gerald Ford put it, was over. After months of investigations, hearings and discoveries, the end of an era had finally...

The Poppycock Defense – July 22, 1973

Click on the link here for audio player – The World This Week – Week Ending July 21, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And forty years ago this day we were reeling over the disclosure that the Nixon White House was actively taping all conversations held in the Oval...

State Of The Union In Wartime – FDR – January 11, 1944 -The Second Bill Of Rights

Click on the link here for Audio Player: FDR – State of The Union Jan. 11, 1944 Recovering from a bad case of the Flu, President Roosevelt delivered the 1944 State of The Union address from the Oval Office, rather than in a Joint Session of Congress. The war had been...